Election Day, 18 June, 2015
At 04:30 this morning fountains across Denmark were coloured pink by artist Marco Evaristti, thus givng the country a gift to wake up to on Election Day – the day of celebrating democracy.
Pink State is an art concept that took it´s beginning 10 years ago when Evaristti painted an iceberg in Greenland red. Since then he has transformed various unique pieces of Nature with his red fruit colour, marking the land, declaring it Pink State, thus letting Pink State materialize it self, even if just for as long as the colour stays.
What is Pink State then? Pink State is a state of mind, based on three values put down as some of the first articles in the state´s Constitution:
- be good to your self
- be good to others
- and be good to Nature
Until now Pink State has put the spot light on Nature.
We have a tendency to turn blind to the needs of Nature. In many aspects we take Nature for granted, but the colouring forces us to stop, look, think.
The same goes for the way we speak to eachother. We turn deaf to bad habits and the ugliness of the language if we don´t stop, listen, think.
After the past weeks of campaigning, the way this country´s leaders speak to eachother, and the manner various groups of people are talked about, is ugly.
Pink State again wishes to have us stop for a second and reflect. Like Nature we have a beautiful democracy. Today, on election day, Pink State reminds us to celebrate this and to handle it with care.
THE RAUÐUR THERMAL PROJECT
Iceland, April 24, 2015
PINK STATE – Greenland, Mont Blanc, Sahara, Norway - now Iceland – Pink State has materialised again!
The 5th Pink State, The Rauður Thermal Project, has seen the light of day. This morning the utopian state of Pink State claimed as it´s new territory the magnificent Strokkur Geysir in Iceland.
”The beauty of the Nature keeps overwhelming me. When I decorate the Nature – when I make landscape paintings in and on the landscape - I can´t think of a more beautiful motive and canvas in one.”
Pink State claims its territory, and just as soon backs away from it. The state is temporary – it lasts only as long as the colour it self.
Previous Pink States are: